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Camping Despeñaperros

Spain, Andalucia, Jaén, Santa Elena

+34 953 66 41 92
All year.

Alan Rogers Review

This site is on the edge of Santa Elena in a natural park with shade from mature pine trees. This is a good place to stay en-route from Madrid to the Costa del Sol or to just explore the surrounding countryside. The 116 pitches are fully serviced including a satellite TV/Internet link. All rubbish must be taken to large bins outside the site gates (a long walk from the other end of the site). The site is run in a very friendly manner where nothing is too much trouble. Reception has a monitor link with tourist information and access to the region’s sites of interest.

There is a good bar with TV and a classy restaurant. A large swimming pool and paddling pool surrounded by grass overlook the beautiful mountains. Just to the north there are some stunning views of the narrow mountain gorge of Despeñaperros, definitely worth a visit.


Two traditional, central sanitary blocks have Turkish style WCs and well equipped showers. Facilities for disabled visitors. One washing machine (launderette in town). Shop. Excellent bar (all year) and charming restaurant (May-Oct). Swimming pools (15/6-15/9). Tennis. Caravan storage. Night security. Communal barbecue area. WiFi over part of site.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • All Year
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Book Online
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Outdoor Pool Heated
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Partial Site


Travelling south on A4/E5 take exit 259 (Santa Elena). Drive through town and site is on right up steep slope (alternative entrance for tall vehicles – ask reception).
Link to campsite location map on google
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
38.34307 -3.53528
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N38 20 35 W3 32 7

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